About this Show

News at 5pm

News News/Business. New. (CC)

NETWORK
FOX

DURATION
01:00:00

RATING

SCANNED IN
San Francisco, CA, USA

SOURCE
Comcast Cable

TUNER
Channel 93 (639 MHz)

VIDEO CODEC
mpeg2video

AUDIO CODEC
ac3

PIXEL WIDTH
704

PIXEL HEIGHT
480

TOPIC FREQUENCY

Ktvu 18, San Francisco 13, California 13, Us 7, U.s. 5, Samsung 5, Washington 4, Guatemala 3, Oakland 3, The Carquinez 3, San Jose 3, Paula Lane 3, Cambridge 2, Chevron Nigeria 2, John Mcafee 2, Ken Pritchett 2, Rob Roth 2, John Sasaki 2, Mike Mibach 2, Ann Rubin 2,
Borrow a DVD
of this show
  FOX    News at 5pm    News  News/Business. New. (CC)  

    December 6, 2012
    5:00 - 6:00pm PST  

5:00pm
to $6,600. >> we were like, okay, we have done everything we are going to do. let's walk away. >> reporter: in june she took part in a bank occupy like this one today. and she hopes to help others. >> taken low income or middle class and gotten us together as a community, family. banks got bailed out, we got sold out. >> reporter: this man tries to push a security guard out the door. they put up tape around the bank. today's action is to mark the one year anniversary of occupy our home. they helped 2 dozen people save their home. >> power. we get attention. it embarrasses the bank and
5:01pm
they look at okay, we better do something. >> reporter: wells fargo released a statement, since january 2009 wells fargo helped 800,000 customers with low modifications. there are police officers out here. this has been very, very quiet and more tamer than the one in san francisco. wells fargo has special help for people starting tomorrow at the oakland civic -- convention center. paul chambers, ktvu channel 2 news. >> we were the first to bring you the story of a string of robberies at the carquinez bridge toll plaza. now three men are under arrest. ktvu's ken pritchett is live with the slow steady case that came together for investigators. ken? >> reporter: the chp says it happened this way, a car pulls up, it would stop, someone would get out and threaten the
5:02pm
toll both worker. that happened 10 times at this toll lawser in the last -- plaza in the last year. at the carquinez bridge toll plaza with armed robbers hit the location repeatedly. >> they were hard to identify. >> reporter: he says three men have now been identified and arrested. robert larry white, christopher lee miller, david joseph morales. the chp believes they are responsible for 3-10 robberies here at the carquinez bridge toll plaza. the investigation was difficult because they used stolen cars. investigators had help from the police department in finding suspects through the use of record checks on traffic stops. and a series of car burglaries led the sherriff's department
5:03pm
to issue search warrants on suspects. evidence found in those homes was linked to the robberies. >> during our search warrants, we found evidence linking them to several crimes. >> reporter: what is unknown is how many robberies will be linked to the suspects or if more arrests will be made. >> i hope so. it is still ongoing. >> reporter: at 6:00 p.m., why the chp says considering there was 10 robberies, why this was a high risk low reward spree of crimes. ken pritchett, ktvu channel 2 news. cal-osha is investigating a accident in the north bay that injured a man. it happened before 9:00 a.m. this morning. the man was in a cherry picker basket when the equipment tipped over. he was taken to the hospital with head trauma. the search is on in san
5:04pm
jose for a hit-and-run driver who killed a pedestrian last night night. he was crossing the street around 5:45 p.m. when a suv or van hit him. the driver of the suv kept going southbound on white road. they took the man to the hospital where he died. neighbors are upset. >> i think it is sad. you know, i -- i see that too much and i read about it and i don't like it. >> they have not released the victim's identity. a man was arrested after what would have been a routine traffic stop resulted in a crash that shut down an intersection for hours. >> the man crashed his car around 3:30 a.m. south of market district. it happened after police tried to pull him over. the man was trying to speed
5:05pm
away. the driver was injured and taken into custody. topping off ceremony for the new 49ers stadium gives us a chance to show you how far the project has come. ktvu's robert handa is live with a personal touch. >> reporter: that personal touch is on the beams near the top of the structure where you see that light. the 49ers got to celebrate and to thank the people responsible for it. >> reporter: the aerial view shows how much the new 49ers stadium project looks like a stadium and today they topped off the project. >> the highest point of the stadium. >> reporter: 570 construction workers joined management, staff and officials to celebrate a big milestone. the completion of the upper steel frame work for the
5:06pm
stadium. two gold painted steel painted beams. one with a christmas tree, the other the american flag. >> these beams that are going up today will support the panels that we will put up on the 50-yard line. >> reporter: it has come a long way since april 19. the workers got a chance to put their names on this piece of history. >> taprovide on building this place, pride in our work. we will build a great stadium. and now your name is a part of it. >> that is it. that is it. >> very exciting. my son is asking about it every day. >> you don't accomplish those things unless you have a great team. i want to applause the men and women working here to make this possible. thank you very much. >> reporter: even with the new
5:07pm
beams in place and the structure looking impressive, there is still a lot of work to do, lights, fire alarms and plumping but it is set to open for the 2014 season. robert handa, ktvu channel 2 news. this store was the first of its kind for one neighborhood, now it could be closing. coming up, the reason the loss is greater for this community. thenic of new -- the number of new claims for unemployment benefits was down. 370,000 new claims. that is a drop of 25,000 from the week before. it is a sign all of the effects from superstorm sandy have faded. on wall street today, still looking for a compromise to avoid the so-called fiscal cliff. the dow is up 39 to 13,074. the nasdaq is up 15 at 2,989. the s&p is up 4 at 1,413. 360,000 californians will lose long term jobless benefits
5:08pm
in three weeks if congress doesn't take action. today senators unveiled their pitch to extend unemployment insurance in 2013. it provides support after state help runs out. >> these are families. families. who depend on these benefits. benefits not an entitlement, they earned the benefits. >> some opponents say the aid should lapse because it discouraging people from looking for work. coming up a warning for the secretary of -- from the secretary offense defense. the jobs on the chopping block in california. a woman who was missing for six days was found last night. paula lane is hospitalized tonight. her boyfriend did not survive.
5:09pm
live in nevada where the family is keeping watch tonight. how is she doing? >> reporter: she is recovering tonight here at the medical center where we learned what she ate, what she drank, how she sheltered herself from the snow but her sister says she is alive thanks to one family member who would not stop searching for her. >> last night gave her the biggest kiss. >> reporter: paula lane's sister learned she was alive from her brother who went to search for her last night twice. >> he had this feeling. i don't know how to tell you. we can't stop him. we just knew -- let him do what he felt he had to do and god help him, he did the right thing. to hear him say i found her, i found her. i can't explain it for you
5:10pm
guys. >> reporter: her brother found her long burns side road where they were trapped in the snow last thursday. her family says her boyfriend left the vehicle for help. and she left for hospital. the doctor is treating her for only the most mild form of frost bite. >> she was one very lucky person. >> reporter: she hinted at the ways she staid alive. a stop they had made before getting stuck proved life saving. >> before they went they stopped by family homes and got tomatoes. so she sustained on tomatoes and hiding out in a hollow tree. she couldn't make it so she had a blanket and tomatoes.
5:11pm
>> reporter: amazing story. that doctor says when paula lane arrived here at the hospital last night she was malnourished but expects her to fully recover. live in carson city, ktvu channel 2 news. 3-5 mauves a family accused of elder abuse plead no contest. more than a dozen mentally disabled climates were kept in deplorable conditions that included beatings, no food and 46 dogs. three were released but two face up to four years in prison. an adult daughter completed her sentence and another daughter has not yet entered a police. the father died in jail. california's campaign watch dog could open an investigation
5:12pm
into whether a senator broke the law when he used campaign funds to buy a vehicle owned by the state. they sent a letter to a republican, they want to know why the title for the car is in his name if it was for campaign use. this is based on a report released yesterday saying some upgraded their vehicles at taxpayer expense. the transportation authority is getting $50 million for the bart extension project. officials approved the funding today to expand facilities in hayward, upgrades are needed to accommodate a larger fleet. it involve as 16-mile extension to san jose, milpitas and sclera. stall cared is snarling the commute. some video from news chopper 2. the red car pulled over half
5:13pm
way across the bridge. one eastbound lane of the bridge is still blocked. that is the commuter direction. you should avoid the area. no word on when it will be cleared. tonight dozens of bay area crab fishermen are on strike. what is driving them back from the ocean. >> we dried up out there but there salut of fog, low clouds and -- there is a lot of fog, low clouds and we will talk about the dense valley fog with your weekend in view. well, well, well.
5:14pm
growing up, we didn't have u-verse. we couldn't record four shows at the same time. in my day, you were lucky if you could record two shows. and if mom was recording her dumb show and dad was recording his dumb show then, by george, that's all we watched. and we liked it! today's kids got it so good. [ male announcer ] get u-verse tv with a total home dvr included free for life. only $29 a month for six months. rethink possible.
5:15pm
national association for the advancement of colored people and occupy bernal. the cause of a deadly house fire in san francisco remains under investigation. but it is believed accidental. when firefighters arrived after 8:30 p.m. flames were pouring from the house. the body of the woman who lives there was found on the second
5:16pm
floor. >> i was there and i seen the firefighters bring her body down. and they put her right there by the garage. nobody told me anything. >> firefighters put the fire out within a half hour. a dispute over crab prices is keeping fishermen in port but that is not stopping outsiders from cashing in. ktvu's mike mibach is live with what they want. mike? >> reporter: half moon bay, right here in san francisco, ken, 125 boats are tied up tonight, all the captains fighting for a price that was set last month and there is the story of the one rolling his eyes at them i got to worry about myself and i am going fishing. >> the boats are in, the empty pots are stacked. they are on strike.
5:17pm
>> we are losing money. we are paying money on the slip. we have deck hands. >> reporter: they agreed to $3 a pound but some say with demand dropping so should the price. at least a quarter. he says demand may be down but so too is supply. >> we are trying to get the same thing we started the season for. we don't want to go back to work for less crabs for less money. >> reporter: he says this here does not make sense. going against the strike. he was in such ah they watched him unload fresh bay area crab he just caught. >> we just thought we would sit here and watch him because it is unbelievable. >> they think the crab in this area belongs to them and they hate anyone who catches their crab. >> reporter: he is selling the
5:18pm
crab to $3.25 a pound to this man. >> i only buy from this guy. that is it. i don't buy from these people. >> reporter: why not? >> they don't call me. >> reporter: he says his attitude is selfish. >> when you have people like this that undercut us, they show disregard for the well beings of other fellow fishermen, discouraging. >> reporter: and coming up, the tanks are starting to empty at a number of businesses, the impact of the strike on them and when the boats may be going back out to sea. live in san francisco, mike mibach, ktvu channel 2 news. comments from netflix's ceo have led to an sec proceed. he wrote subscribers were enjoying a billion hours of
5:19pm
viewing a month. he says the post went to 200,000 facebook members and it is hard to get more public than that. stock was up $2.80 today. apple products will be made in american next year. the company is bringing production back to the u.s. for an existing line of mac commuters. he didn't say which ones or where, but he said it would cost $100 million to move production. coming up, the one billion dollars battle between apple and samsung is back in court today. we were there as they duke it out. the storm system that blew through yesterday is gone but work crews in san francisco are trying to repair the damage it left behind. rain leaked through the roof
5:20pm
and into had landmark. they are now covered by plastic and they are working to seal the building before the next round. officials are trying to decide what to do about that sink hole that opened up. 15 by 15 feet and one lane disappeared. it was caused by a storm drain pipe rusting out. it is buried 23 feet below ground. officials have to decide whether to dig down and repair the pipe. we saw a lot of fog as our chief meteorologist bill martin told us to expect yesterday. looks like the fog is not going. >> it is not. it lifted up. now it is low clouds and that is keeping things on the cool side. that is what is happening right now. you are not seeing a lot of blue skies because of this fog. see it? it is not dense. it was this morning but it is lingering in this area.
5:21pm
it is back tonight. fog bag in the bay area forecast. more dense tonight than last night. temperatures right now. 56 degrees in san francisco. 57 in mountain view. 57 in san jose. next couple days we are drying out. that is good news. i laid out all four of the major storms for you and the rainfall, the percentage rose. 183% of average in santa rosa. 138% for san jose. this is huge. think about it. if that series of storms hadn't gone through we would be doing stories of where is the rain? this drop as foot of rain in many places and we get a break. we are dry for a while. with dry conditions you get valley fog. the ground is really wet.
5:22pm
that is what fog needs. you had it this morning. you will is have it tomorrow. if you didn't have it this morning, you will have it tomorrow. we will see more pockets of dense fog in the valleys. dew points tonight in the upper 40s. even low 50s. when the temperature reaches the dew point, santa rosa dew point is 40 degrees, when temperature reaches it, boom! fog forms. temperatures stays. farmers use the dew point to figure out how cool it will get. what you want to think about is fog tomorrow morning. when i come back to the bay area weekend and look for rain. >> thank you. show down in washington today over the price tag of high-speed rail, the republicans push to stop the
5:23pm
project. >> john mcafee is pleading for help. the unusual turn of events today in the case of the tech founder wanted for questions in his neighbor's death. sofa... desk... you know what? why don't you go get some frozen yogurt. i got this. you're so sweet. you got this, right? i do got this. let us get everything off the shelf, and to your home. when i take a picture of this check, it goes straight to the bank. oh. oh look the lion is out! no mommy no!
5:24pm
don't worry honey, it only works on checks. deposit checks from your smartphone with chase quickdeposit. just snap a picture, hit send and done. take a step forward and chase what matters.
5:25pm
sofa... desk... you know what? why don't you go get some frozen yogurt. i got this. you're so sweet. you got this, right? i do got this. let us get everything off the shelf, and to your home. california's high-speed rail is underthe microscope on capitol hill. they defended the plan while others said our state should pull the plug. >> reporter: california's high- speed rail could take you from
5:26pm
san francisco to los angeles in 2-1/2 hours. but today on capitol hill that idea was going nowhere for california lawmakers. >> maybe this is a time we cut our losses. say no we are not going to fund. >> reporter: the $68 billion price tag is a bad investment for taxpayers. a move he is not happy about. >> we are not getting it funded as long as there is language that says there isn't money. >> reporter: he says california could put people to work, laying track and running trains within a decade if more funding was available and says building america's first high-speed rail system in california is a priority for the obama administration. >> i will never get tired of talking about high-speed rail. this is so important to the
5:27pm
next generation. >> construction is expected to begin next spring but finishing it and paying for it depends on how well lawmakers get along. national standardize test scores are in and they are troubling for california students who lag behind. over all california 4th and 8 8th graders scored fifth from the bottom in vocabulary tests. the state's african american, asian and latino scores improved. couples with children may live longer than those who don't have kids. researchers found that couples with children were less likely to die prematurely and adoptive parents show better mental
5:28pm
health. one day after a deal to keep opd out of receivership, one group is applauding it. >> if you are looking looking for fresh fruits and vegetables in one san francisco neighborhood, this is the only place you will find it but this store could be closing. you won't take my life.
5:29pm
you won't take our future. aids affects us all. even babies. chevron is working to stop mother-to-child transmission. our employees and their families are part of the fight. and we're winning. at chevron nigeria, we haven't had a reported case in 12 years. aids is strong. aids is strong. but we are stronger. and aids...
5:30pm
♪ aids is going to lose. aids is going to lose. ♪ complete bay area news coverage continues right now, this is ktvu channel 2 news at 5:00 p.m. opd fends off federal receivership. the deal keeps the feds from taking control of the oakland police department. we brought you the story here at 5:00 p.m. yesterday. tonight ktvu's john sasaki explains the result of thegreement and why one leader
5:31pm
-- thegreement and one -- the agreement and why one calls it lipstick on a pig. >> the dust is settling after they reached an agreement to keep them out of federal receivership. >> focus us in the right direction. >> reporter: compliance with a settlement agreement that followed allegations that police abused suspects and planted evidence. he represents some of the plaintiffs and says the department needs to improve tracking of racial profiling. >> and internal affairs. discipline. pointing of fire arms. there are a number of areas. >> reporter: it brings in a director of compliance to guide the department. even the right to fire command staff. >> it means that we keep control of our spending so we are able to keep our focus and commitment to reducing crime,
5:32pm
that is our priority. >> reporter: the union agreed to the deal. >> has us focusing on the crime in oakland so officers can serve the citizens. >> this agreement is the wrong thing. >> this is, in my opinion, will tie the hands of police officers to do their job. >> reporter: as for the difference, one official acknowledged it is basically lip stick on a pig. john sasaki, ktvu channel 2 news. >> more details on the riders case that lead to the issue. they were four oakland police officer accused of framing and beating drug suspects and falsifying reports to cover up their activity. the police department fired them and the district attorney fired charges against them. a jury acquitted 1-4. a judge
5:33pm
dismissed the remaining charges. john mcafee issued a plea for the public's help after authorities in guatemala refused to grant him political asylum. his attorney said they would appeal. john mcafee was taken to a hospital in guatemala after suffering chest pains. he hasn't suffered a heart attack. john mcafee was arrested in guatemala yesterday. officials want to question him about the shooting death of his neighbor. berkeley police released the identity of a woman killed tuesday night while riding her bike. she was shot outside a middle school. there is no word on any suspects in the case. police are looking into a
5:34pm
burglary last weekend at the office of the school district. it happened friday night or saturday morning that headquarters in concord. leaders say someone broke a window and took one computer. nothing else was stolen. it appears whoever took the computer was in and out very quickly. after two years in business the fresh and easy store chain may be history. ktvu's rob roth is live where residents is saying this is about their health. >> reporter: many people say it used to be easier to buy drugs than fresh produce till fresh and easy moved in, now they may be closing. >> reporter: it took years to get a high quality full service grocery store to come to the district. now 18 months after it opened they may be closing.
5:35pm
>> we fought hard to have it here. >> the company announced because of poor financial performance it is looking to sell the chain. if it can't find a chain all 200 stores in california, nevada, and arizona should shut down. >> it would be disappointing. >> they have one of the highest rate of diabetes and heart disease in san francisco and they are the only large store that sells fresh fruits and vegetables. >> there is a lot of food in the neighborhood, just not healthy food. >> reporter: again, the prices here are very good. to give you an idea what the store meant, the ground breaking was a major city event. >> we start something that is supposed to help the community and then it leaves the
5:36pm
community. >> while it is unclear what will happen, leaders say if they close they will try to bring in another quality food store chain. reporting live in san francisco, rob roth, ktvu channel 2 news. a georgia company is recalling 35,000 pounds of cooked chicken shipped here to california. chicken nuggets may have pieces of plastic bag in the cooked meat. they were sent to a distributor in california. the san francisco based zynga company is taking steps to enter the u.s. gambling market. they asked for a gaming license after a disclosure in october that it signed a deal to offer online poker and casino games played with real money in great
5:37pm
britain. on the day the catherine, duchess of cambridge left the hospital her father in law talked about becoming a grandfather. >> reporter: what is your reaction -- [ inaudible question ] >> prince charles poked fun at the radio station prank. catherine, duchess of cambridge was released today after spending several days in the hospital for severe morning sickness. prince charles said he is happy about the baby. >> i am thrilled. very nice. >> after being released she headed to the pals to rest. the space needle lights up in a few way. the controversial new law
5:38pm
coming up. >> more than 100 jobs on the line in california, the hard lining the men and women in uniform face if a deal isn't struck to reverse the so-called fiscal cliff.
5:39pm
5:40pm
the mormon churched asked ismembers to be more -- its
5:41pm
members to be more compassionate to gays and lesbians. now a website calls for them to behave sensitively. being attractive to the same sex is not a sin but acting on it is. same-sexsame-sex couples call -- same-sex couple got licenses today in washington state. >> long lines formed over night. by noon they issued more than 400 marriage licenses in seattle alone. washington has a three day waiting period. the earliest the weddings will take place is sunday. they will recognize same-sex marriages from other states. and washington's state legalizing marijuana also took effect last night. you see here a crowd of smokers
5:42pm
to mark the event. 10 years after voters approved funding berkeley has a new animal shelter. it opened today. the $12 million facility has individual dog kennels, indoor cat homes and both areas have individual heating and cooling systems to reduce the spread of disease. it replaces another facility. apple and samsung face a judge again. the reason both sides aren't happy. >> low clouds and fog. more fog as we head into tomorrow. as we head into the weekend, it will be dry but we have a lot of fog to talk about. i will have all the details on what you can expect for your morning commute. [ laughter ] [ girl ] wow, you guys have it easy.
5:43pm
i wish i had u-verse when i was your age. in my day, we didn't have these fancy wireless receivers.
5:44pm
blah blah blah. if i had a sleepover, i couldn't just move the tv into the playroom. no. we had to watch movies in the den because that's where the tv outlet was. and if dad was snoring on the couch, we muscled through it. is she for real? your generation has it made. [ male announcer ] the wireless receiver only from at&t u-verse. get u-verse tv for $29 a month for six months. rethink possible.
5:45pm
. administration officials said the so-called fiscal cliff would have an impact on defense jobs. they would force leaders to slice their budget by 10%. here in california that could mean the loss of 135,000 jobs in the defense industry. he says it will impact the troops themselves. >> it is going to have a serious impact in terms of -- of those coming home, the programs that serve them, the support system. >> negotiations to avoid the fiscal cliff are stalled and
5:46pm
the white house budget office ordthered pentagon to prepy -- ordered the pentagon to start preparing for spending cuts. the san francisco based california institute for medicine has distributed a billion dollars in bond money for stem cell research. the review found too many members of the board are from schools that won funding. they recommended a restructuring to avoid the appearance of conflict of interest. apple and samsung went head to head again over some of its most prized patents. ktvu's ann rubin is live. >> reporter: the judge said she would prefer if both sides went back to the negotiating table but will rule if she has to. neither side is happy. samsung is fighting a judgment
5:47pm
against them, apple says they should pay that and more. it stems from a trial over whether they copied apple technology. the jury sided with apple but the company believes it didn't go far enough and it should require some projects be taken off the market. samsung doesn't like the judgment either. they argue it should be revised that the jury used incorrect standards to determine the amount and they believe the foreman had a conflict of interest. experts have been following the case and believe it is far from over. >> once a party lose a jury verdict it is a very tough hill to climb. there is another bite of the apple, no pun intended. >> the judge will issue orders
5:48pm
by installment and because she has a trial this month it may not happen till that is over. live in san jose, ann rubin, ktvu channel 2 news. there is word tonight facebook is trying to buy atlas solutions from microsoft. if facebook makes the deal it could allow them to put ads on third party website. the move is a challenge to google's double click service. a san francisco bakery grew a crowd at a new restaurant this morning. people lined up early outside the bakery in the shopping center. they gave the first 100 people in line vouchers for a free loaf every day for a year. they also gave the food bank free bread for a year and a free loaf to anyone who brought donations for the food book. let's check in with bill
5:49pm
here. >> we are drying out. as you know, the ground is wet, nights are long, it is cool. high pressure is here. fog forms and that is -- when you see the fog, you know we are in a stable weather pattern and it isn't going to rain. the fog is an indicator of the strong high pressure. fog in the inland bay valleys. fog tomorrow morning. more thick. and harder to see through, especially in the napa area, that is what you expect. if you have travel, going to the mountains, but getting through the valley in the early morning, late night, could be an issue. be careful. it loves that central valley right now because it is really wet. standing water. and there is a lot of standing water in the north bay. and that is why valley fog becomes a player, especially after a big storm.
5:50pm
the high pressure is a key mechanism for the fog. high sinks and precs down -- precs down and fog form -- presses down and the fog forms. 7:00 a.m., fog here. and i expect fog here and fog down there towards gilroy and morgan hill. steve paulson is here bright and aurally, 4:30 a.m. these are the highs for tomorrow. if you get inland, it is warmer but no, the cool air is closer. so those temperatures will be in the upper 50s. the five-day forecast with your bay area weekend in view is a break from the rain. we got 20%, san francisco in that 5 day period, 20% of their annual rainfall for the year. 20%. that was a big event. big deal. i thought, you know, had we had
5:51pm
another series of storms it would be a different deal. we got rain, we got away with it and now we are dry for a while. >> that is good. we won't have the slides. thank you. lawmakers are playing a game of musical chairs, but it comes as a cost, inside the capital to see why it can cost so much. you won't take my life.
5:52pm
you won't take our future. aids affects us all. even babies. chevron is working to stop mother-to-child transmission. our employees and their families are part of the fight. and we're winning. at chevron nigeria, we haven't had a reported case in 12 years. aids is strong. aids is strong. but we are stronger. and aids... ♪ aids is going to lose. aids is going to lose. ♪
5:53pm
5:54pm
some thsmell of -- the smell of a decomposing whale. the whale washed ashore four days ago in malibu. officials aren't sure how to remove it. they all say it is not in their jurisdiction and the whale can't be pulled to sea. the whale was probably struck by a ship. it is moving day at the nation's capital. hundreds of representatives are taking part in a post election truidation. they are -- tradition. they are switching office space and taxpayers are picking up the bill for the moving stations. >> reporter: the u.s. house floor is minute tonight, congress running home for a lung weekend. behind the scenes we learned
5:55pm
200 u.s. house members are swapping office space. in some cases moves have to be made. another senior member of congress says she is moving for another prettier view and staffers say some want offices offices for more stattier. this could be costing taxpayer money. there are 6,000 pieces of furniture and when members move, the furniture gets moved with them, lot of money and man power spent on this office shifting. it will cost $600,000 this month ago. >> one wimbledoners if it is necessary -- wonders if it is necessary. their money is being spent so a congressman can move down the hall to make him feel better
5:56pm
about his position. >> reporter: u.s. house leaders stage a lottery contest to divvy out office choice and members of congress attend it in person. he is staying put though to avoid burning tax money in the process but 200 of his colleagues are spending time this week on this. ktvu channel 2 news. a new study may lead to more widespread use of prenatal gene testing. it helps find more genetic abnormalities. a doctor said results could help parents better prepare for a child with special needs. nursing home director is arrested, new at 6:00 p.m., why police believe there may be more victims in the case.
5:57pm
>> several popular baby products contain carcinogens. we will have details and what consumers can do about it. and the room is filled with all these different kinds of coffee. actually, i just press this button. brew what you love, simply. keurig.
5:58pm
a nursing home manager is
5:59pm
accused of embezzling from an elderly woman she was supposed to be caring for. and which retailers are being taken to court. >> complete bay area news coverage starts right now, this is ktvu channel 2 news at 6:00 p.m. >> good evening. i am ken wayne. frank somerville is off. >> i am julie haener. rawoman is -- a woman is bilked out of $40,000. ktvu's patty lee has more on what police are learning tonight. patty? >> reporter: they tell us they are finding evidence of identity theft, fraud and robbery. on the surface here it looks like they are ready to celebrate the holidays but the news is a betrayal to family members of the residents here. >> reporter: she

Terms of Use (10 Mar 2001)